This is a lovely collectable piece of classic scooter and motor vehicle ephemera to have, an original invitation to the UK launch of the Lambretta Cento scooter. Part of the original 1960s press pack, the date of the event at the Waldorf Hotel in London was postponed from 11 March 1964 to 17 March 1964 … Continue reading Viva Cento!
The Vespa Club of Britain have announced their 2019 Attendance Championship Event list. See the VCB members' magazine, Vespa News, or their facebook page for more information. 1) 23rd February : Burton Brewers2) 1st – 3rd March : Modrapheniacs 3) 7th April : VMSC Extravaganza4) 19th – 22nd April : BSRA Scarborough 5) 3rd – … Continue reading Vespa Club of Britain Attendance Championship Events
In the past we've posted about the Vespa mopeds that some traditionalists may not class as real Vespas, but Piaggio weren't alone in using their brand name on a widening range of products to meet customer demands. Innocenti first produced their Lambretta 48 moped in the 1950s, but it didn't really do well compared to … Continue reading Rare Lambretta SX
In October of last year we brought you news and pictures of a couple of stunning Vespas from behind the former Iron Curtain, and now, 12 months later here's another to appreciate. Like before, this Vespa – Project 5 – is from the Butcher Garage in St Petersburg, albeit this time a smallframe with little … Continue reading Project 5 – another Butcher Garage Vespa
The great smallframe scooter battle between Lambretta and Vespa took place in the mid-1960s, which Vespa eventually won. However... Can't help but love the Lambretta J125 Starstream though, just check out this promotional video of it from 1967...
Back in 1977, Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio launched not just a new Vespa scooter but a new range of Vespas. I'm sure they didn't realise back then that they'd still be manufacturing a PX in 2015, but they are, and this Italian television advert shows the first models in the range from 1977... Vespa P-range … Continue reading 70s TV advert – the ubiquitous Vespa PX
Following on from our previous post... The owner and creator of this scooter was one Bryn Owen from Market Bosworth near Leicester. His humble Vespa 50 Special (apparently fitted with a 100cc engine, presumably to carry the excess weight of the accessories!) created quite a stir back in the early 1980s, with first the Leicester … Continue reading Vespa 50 Special – Fully Loaded (Pt. 2)